Premier Soccer League (PSL) Acting CEO, Cambridge Mokanyane has congratulated Kaizer Chiefs chairman, Kaizer Motaung for being honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga by President, Jacob Zuma.
The Order of Ikhamanga (Silver) recognises South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport.
“Motaung will be honoured for his achievements as a committed and dedicated footballer and his outstanding contribution to the development of young football talent in the country,” reads a statement by Chancellor of the National Orders, Dr Cassius Lubisi.
Amongst many leadership positions he holds in football, Motaung is a member of the PSL Executive Committee and chairs the League’s Finance Committee. He is amongst the founding members of the PSL who pioneered a new revolution that took South African football to another level. He also served as a board member of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee.
Mokanyane said: “As the PSL, we are extremely proud of Mr Motaung and his contribution to football in this country. His story will be told to many generations. His contribution to football as a player and an administrator has been well documented. In him, the PSL has one of the finest brains in sport administration in this country and this recognition by President Zuma with the Order of Ikhamanga is testament to that.”
Motaung led a group of players and administrators when he formed Kaizer Chiefs FC in 1970 – a club that transformed South African football and became one of the global brands in African football.